Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I thought I would go ahead and post a portion of this image. Mind you, the entire image is HUGE. A friend of mine commissioned me to do an illustration for his home decor. The requirement was that the drawing had to be seven feet across by 2 and a half feet tall. Well, being someone to never shy away from a challenge, I drew a gigantic pan of a western town ... with just about every cowboy movie clique in it! This selection I'm sharing with you is perhaps an 18 inch (maybe two feet) portion of the total image.
It was quite a task because the image is a pen and ink with sepia wash. I first roughed out the image on a cheaper paper, and then transferred the rough using my light box onto a high quality 100% rag Strathmore paper. To do this, I had to roll up the drawing, and then unroll it in sections over the light box to pull it off, but I managed to transfer the image. Then, I tightened up the drawing and inked it.